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Burchett, Mike (Fa 1220), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Burchett, Mike (Fa 1220), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1220. Student paper titled “Folklore Project” in which Mike Burchett explores several variants of the popular “Girl in the Window” urban legend. Burchett collected the stories from close family and friends.


Antonini, Virginia (Fa 1221), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Antonini, Virginia (Fa 1221), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1221. Student paper titled “Moonshining” in which Virginia Antonini details the process of distilling moonshine from harvest to bottling. Antonini describes the equipment used to produce moonshine and includes several stories told by her informant, a man only referred to as “Jim,” about his methods and various run-ins with the law. The author also includes her mother’s wine recipe and additional “home brew” stories.


Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1218. Student folk studies project titled: ““The Hick’s House: A Warren County, Kentucky Central Passage Log House” which includes documentation of a log building with modern white clapboard siding in the Hadley area of Warren County, Kentucky. Documentation includes descriptions and illustrations of traditional log building practices, photos, and historical research of the property.


Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006.


Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1214. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Paula Burt Trafton, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the church.


Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1216. Student paper titled “Mailboxes in Folklore” in which Mickel Paul Simpson examines mailboxes through an artistic lens. The paper outlines Simpson’s journey across several counties and documents mailboxes with a definitive folk art aesthetic. Simpson gathered his information from mailbox owners, and the paper providesa brief description of each informant and a photograph of the mailbox.


Sikorski, Nancy (Fa 1215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Sikorski, Nancy (Fa 1215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1215. Student paper titled “Barn Types” in which Nancy Sikorski details the history, construction, decoration, and function of various barn structures throughout Warren, Barren, and Daviess counties. Sikorski collected her data from informants living in rural communities with barns on their properties. Paper includes hand drawn illustrations of barns and color photographs of barns along Route 231, Route 241, Route 431, and Barren River Road.


Fickey-Fields, Amanda (Fa 1213), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Fickey-Fields, Amanda (Fa 1213), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1213. Student folk studies project titled “Historic Survey of 10 Representative Houses Designed by James Maurice Ingram in the Bowling Green Area.” Project includes architectural descriptions, photographs and architectural drawings of ten representative houses eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria C (Design/Construction). Also included in this collection is a project by Robin Zeigler in support of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the historic architecture of James Maurice Ingram in Warren County, Kentucky. Application includes history, classification, and other documentation regarding historic properties designed by ...


Currey, Cathy (Fa 1210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Currey, Cathy (Fa 1210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1210. Student folk studies project titled “The History of African-American Education in Christian County, [Kentucky].” Narrative history which includes historical and architectural information, photographs, and other documentation regarding African American schools in Christian County, Kentucky.


Genau, Charles (Fa1212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Genau, Charles (Fa1212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1212. Student paper titled “Winemaking: The Old and New Way” in which Charles Genau details the process of wine production from harvest, to fermentation, bottling, and distribution. Genau compares and contrasts methods of traditional winemaking with contemporary approaches. He also gathered his information from two winemakers of different ages and ethnic backgrounds. The paper contains two illustrations of the winemaking process.


Stillwell, Gloria (Fa 1211), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Stillwell, Gloria (Fa 1211), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1211. Student paper titled “Folk Remedies” in which Gloria Stillwell collects traditional cures and medicinal recipes for various aches, pains, and illnesses including “colic,” “diabetes,” “worms,” “asthma,” and other bodily-related ailments. Stillwell gathered her information from close family members and friends.


Seal, Kathy (Fa 1209), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Seal, Kathy (Fa 1209), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1209. Student paper titled “Household Appliances” in which Kathy Seal interviews her uncle, Edward Derringer, about his collection of unusual household items. The pieces, which were obtained through bartering, are arranged by “Kitchen Appliances,” “Kitchen Utensils,” “Cleaning Utensils,” and “Miscellaneous.” Seal emphasizes that the purpose of her paper is to draw attention to the appearance of the appliances rather than their functions. The paper, then, is made up entirely of hand-drawn illustrations of each object.


Chappell, Katherine J. (Fa 1207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Chappell, Katherine J. (Fa 1207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1207. Student folk studies project by Katherine J. Chappell in support of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the W. L. Bray house, at 1318 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. Project includes history, classification, and other documentation regarding this one-and-a-half story Tudor Revival house designed in 1934 by local architect James Maurice Ingram.


Griggs, Joe (Fa 1208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Griggs, Joe (Fa 1208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1208. Student paper titled “Moonshine” in which Joe Griggs interviews E.Y. Hurt, a native of Todd County, about his varied business ventures including owning motels, grocery stores, and, eventually, a moonshine still. Hurt describes the fermentation process, production, and running of moonshine in Kentucky during the Prohibition era. The paper also contains a brief biographical background of the informant as well as two fully transcribed interviews with Hurt.


Cultural And Narrative Shifts Of Nineteenth Century Children's Literature In Hawthorne's Wonder Book For Girls And Boys, Kristen Clark Brandt 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cultural And Narrative Shifts Of Nineteenth Century Children's Literature In Hawthorne's Wonder Book For Girls And Boys, Kristen Clark Brandt

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Both folklorists and literary critics have been drawn to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s body of work because of his distinctive style and incorporation of folk motifs. Such motif-spotting presents no challenge in Hawthorne’s juvenile literature like his retellings from Greek mythology in Wonder Book for Girls and Boys; however, contemporary folklore redirects the focus of this scholarship to “how particular literary uses of folklore fit into a larger, more fundamental concept of what folklore is and how and what folklore communicates” (de Caro & Jordan 2015:15). Hawthorne’s work interacts with other forms of cultural expression in the nineteenth century ...


Intro To Folk Studies Oral History Project (Fa 1206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Intro To Folk Studies Oral History Project (Fa 1206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1206. Collection consists of interviews conducted by students in Barry Kaufkins’ Introduction to Folk Studies (FLK 276) class at WKU. Students conducted interviews with various family members, friends, and coworkers. Topics include childhood memories, cultural traditions, professional responsibilities, and other issues relating to personal narratives. Collection also contains brief summaries of subjects covered in the interviews. Audio recordings of the interviews that were recorded and submitted are stored in the WKU Sound Archives.


Bartlett, Karen (Fa 1204), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bartlett, Karen (Fa 1204), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1204. Student paper titled “Frightening Folktales” in which Karen Bartlett gathers together an assortment of various ghost stories and urban legends. Bartlett collected the tales from family members, friends, and classmates.


Stevens, Donald (Fa 1205), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Stevens, Donald (Fa 1205), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1205. Student paper titled “Digging Ginseng” in which Donald Stevens describes the process of locating, cleaning, drying, and selling ginseng root. Stevens collected information from Charlie Dean Ashley, a Breckenridge County native, and Stevens’ neighbor in Dillsboro, Indiana. The paper also includes a photograph of Ashley along with his favorite hunting grounds.


Foodways (Fa 1202), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Foodways (Fa 1202), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1202. Collection of papers written by students in Professor Barry Kaufkins’ Foodways class (FLK/ANTH 388) at Western Kentucky University. While a majority of the papers focus on Easter traditions, other topics of note include immigrant foodways traditions, fundraising efforts, community organizations, tailgating, and sorority life. Papers also include photographs taken by students.


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